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Graduate students learn sustainable farm technologies to strengthen communities in developing nations

In an effort to learn about globally sustainable farm methods and technologies, six graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications visited the World Hunger Relief farm outside of Waco, TX, earlier this month. As part of the high impact experience, students toured the farm’s gardening and field operations, harvested vegetables and explored their broiler production operation. They also visited the farm’s dormitory, a Nicaraguan-inspired house and various other facilities similar to ones found in developing nations. “This farm is an excellent training ground for… Read More →

ALEC and Texas Tech Faculty Launch Cohort Six of Doc@Distance

By: Caitlin Powers Faculty from the ALEC department at Texas A&M and Texas Tech University’s Agricultural Education and Communications department met in Lubbock August 19-21 to launch the sixth cohort of Doc@Distance. The joint doctoral program is open to individuals seeking a Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education. Doc@Distance students primarily utilize an online learning management system to access course material and occasionally connect by video conferencing that allows individuals to earn the degree no matter their location. “To be able to have a joint doctoral program with… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Student Interns with Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens

  By: Caitlin Powers During the 2013 NFL Season, the Baltimore Ravens utilized the skillsets of many great team members on their way to a Super Bowl XLVII victory. One of those team members was ALEC graduate student Lindsey Smith. Smith, a Maryland native, is a corporate sales and suite intern for the Ravens while working on a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. “Growing up I have always been a big Baltimore Ravens fan,” She said. In fact, her love for sports and… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Students Recognized in Borlaug Photography Contest

    By: Mollie Lastovica Orry Pratt and Kevin Fath, graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications have been recognized as winners of the 2012 Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture’s International Experience Photo Contest. The annual contest is intended to promote international experiences to students across campus and is judged by attendants of the Brazos Valley Worldfest. “The contest was started to promote study abroad to students so that they could not just see pictures of other countries, but see pictures of where… Read More →

Department Prepares for Doctoral Students on Campus

By: Mollie Lastovica The ALEC Department will welcome current doctoral students participating in the Doc@Distance program to the College Station campus Dec. 11-12. Doc@Distance is a joint program between Texas A&M and Texas Tech University that allows students to obtain a Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education regardless of their geographical location. This unique program began in fall 2000 with the induction of 20 mid-professionals from Texas. The opportunity to pursue this degree continues with a new cohort to be admitted fall 2013. As part of each admitted… Read More →

A Passion to Serve

Graduate Student Fulfilling Dream of Service in Africa ALEC graduate student Jenny Jenkins is embracing her passion to serve through the non-profit she started in Africa. Click here to read about Imani Tumaini Upendo and Jenkins’ commitment to helping others.

ALEC grad students welcome new Aggies to campus through Grad Camp 2012

By: Mollie Lastovica In the fall of 2012, approximately 3,000 incoming graduate students will begin their journey at Texas A&M University. For many, this will be their first time living in Texas and/or the United States. While the transition may seem daunting to those incoming students, current ALEC graduate students have devoted their time and leadership to help alleviate fears of the inevitable change of starting a graduate program. Kevin Andrews and Sarah Ho, both Ph.D. students in the ALEC Department, served as Director and Counselor, respectively for… Read More →

Graduate Students at Future Leaders Forum